“For children, nature comes in many forms. A newborn calf; a pet that lives and dies; a worn path through the woods; a fort nested in stinging nettles; a damp, mysterious edge of a vacant lot- whatever shape nature takes, it offers each child an older, larger world… nature does not steal time; it amplifies it.” -Richard Louv
last week i had to head across the state to mark out a site for the dayjob. it just so happened to be a few minutes down the road from the UCONN animal barns so i decided to bring the boys along to the jobsite and then head over to see the animals. it is a really awesome place, a full-scale working livestock farm that the public can explore, including beef and milk cows, sheep, and horses. we went just in time for feeding time and got to meet a bunch of baby cows as well.
one happy boy, perhaps a future UCONN Agriculture student?
checking out the baby cow quarters
woodchuck in the grassland